Vitamin D

How much vitamin D should you take? Depends on who want to listen to.

The now world famous sunshine vitamin is more than merely a nice have, ultimately D converts to a hormone and hormones have the power to unlock a long list of processes in your body — I mean long.  Made primarily from your skin’s exposure to sun or through supplementation, if you’re low in D you put yourself at risk for…

Are your kids getting enough vitamin D? Likely not.

You might think your kids are getting enough vitamin D but a 2009 study published in Pediatrics found that 9 percent of kids ages 1 to 25 were deficient in vitamin D and 61 percent were low. The researchers linked their findings to increased cardiovascular risk. Kids with levels less than 30 ng/mL of vitamin D were more likely to have low serum calcium…

Vitamin D Deficiency May Contribue to Crohn’s Disease

Research findings suggest that low levels of vitamin D may contribute to Crohn’s and other inflammatory bowel diseases. This inexpensive vitamin, actually a hormone, may alleviate Crohns symptoms in some patients. And because Crohns often has a genetic components, taken prophylactically, vitamin D may prevent Crohn’s’ siblings and offspring from manifesting the disease. Crohn’s is a chronic condition characterized by inflammation…

Can Vitamin D Impact Weight Loss?

Vitamin D continues to make headline news. Findings suggest adequate levels may break barriers with individuals battling excess weight. Research reveals a relationship between vitamin D levels in the body, vitamin D intake, and body weight. While the exact relationship is not entirely understood, a growing body of evidence suggests an association between obesity/excess body weight and D levels exists.…

Vitamin D Deficiency, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety & Depression: Possible Links

(Photo credit, Maggie Smith) While researchers have found a relationship between insufficient vitamin D, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, the exact causality is still unknown. Researchers in a 2007 study reported in Clinical Rheumatology that vitamin D deficiency is common in people with fibromyalgia and also occurs more frequently in those with anxiety and depression. Yet research is also emerging that may…

Autism and Vitamin D Incidental Findings Gaining Attention

(Image credit, Flickr) Researchers are continuing to piece together one of the most mysterious modern day epidemics, autism spectrum disorder, a syndrome affecting one in 110 children. A growing body of evidence suggests low vitamin D levels may play a role. Scientists studying autism and vitamin D believe there may be an association between a woman’s vitamin D levels during pregnancy,…

Fibromyalgia and vitamin D (actually a hormone) deficiency. Are they linked?

In 2008 the online site Pain Treatment Topics released a review of research on the potential benefits of vitamin D for patients with pain conditions, notably musculoskeletal and back issues. Although results varied, researchers agree insufficient vitamin D is an underlying factor in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions. Chronic pain and vitamin D deficiency linked long ago Multiple studies…

Vitamin D Guidelines Spawn Debate, Advocates Insist RDA Still Too Low

   The Sunshine Vitamin (Photo credit, Maggie Smith) The surge in popularity of vitamin D has largely been prompted by the growing number of doctors recommending patients get their D level checked, and then prescribing supplementation if their level is under 30 ng/mL. In response, the Food and Nutritional Board (FNB) was commissioned to review the current body of vitamin D…

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